Kira Thurgood writes novels for disabled teens who have starlit eyes and human hearts. She herself is a tired autistic bursting with noisy thoughts and feelings. She currently works online as a freelance editor and lives in New Mexico amidst a family made of five people and five cats.
Note to Organizers: Because of her disabilities, Kira cannot attend most events outside of northern New Mexico. However, she is open to virtual appearances!
Name: Kira Nicole Thurgood (“Sunlight over the People’s Victory through Thunder and Inspired Frenzy”)
Age/Birthday: 27 years old, April 2nd
Race/Ethnicity: White with English and Danish ancestry
Religion: Universal Unitarian with Mormon roots
Orientations: Demisexual and biromantic
Location: New Mexico, U.S.A.
Education: Bachelor’s of Arts in English earned in 2016
Career: Freelance editor, seeking publication as a YA speculative fiction novelist
Interests: Anything human-related: stories, art, history, medicine, psychology, sociology, religion
Descriptive Adjectives: Determined, empathetic, devoted, intelligent, introverted, romantic, head-in-the-stars, global-thinking, rule-following, growth-motivated
Other: Is multiply disabled with autism, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome; has dealt with various mental illnesses in the obsessive-compulsive area